South African spa products
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Kievits Kroon estate outside Pretoria offers a range of vinotherapy products for its rooms, inspired by the Cape winelands. Vinotherapy uses grape extracts to treat the skin.
South African spa products are based on a long heritage of traditional healing using herbs and plants to soothe, restore and create balance. A number of local skincare and spa therapy brands are actively tapping into this rich legacy and drawing on the best South Africa has to offer in wellness and healing.
These products include names like Moya, Esse, Africology and Kalahari Spa, to mention a few.
Moya's range of products offers the client an authentic African spa experience. Moya draws on the age-old knowledge of the San, and products make use of the therapeutic properties of fynbos, a plant family found exclusively in the Cape.
The Kalahari Spa range is inspired by the harsh climate of the Northern Cape. The founder of the company, Carina Franck, grew up on a farm in the Kalahari Desert and her inspiration in creating this truly South African range was to take each user on an 'journey' through the Kalahari by invoking senses of touch, smell and sight.
Each product in her line is crafted from pure, natural plant oils that are harvested with the utmost respect to delicate desert ecosystem.
Africology, passionate about providing world-class products, offers a holistic range that is all natural and gives each user a pampering and sensory experience. While the range is available in a number of spas and hotels, its flagship store in the Firs in Rosebank, Johannesburg, offers unique spa treatments such as an 'African yoga massage', which is not to be missed.
South African beauty products to look out for when visiting the country include Esse Organic Skincare, a range that offers scientifically based skincare that is ethical, natural and vegan; and Annique, a range that utilises the healing ingredients of rooibos tea and which is aimed specifically at dealing with challenges of our local climate.
South Africa is in the position of being able to combine some of the best skincare technology and spa trends in the world with local ingredients, which offers the wellness traveller a unique experience.